tca summer press tour 2014

Amazon’s New Dramedy Will Be Binge-Watchable

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Amazon has decided on a Netflix-style release pattern for its much buzzed-about new show Transparent: All ten episodes of the comedic drama will be available for streaming at once come late September. Series creator Jill Soloway revealed the scheduling Saturday while appearing in front of a room of journalists and critics at the semi-annual TV Critics Association press tour in Los Angeles. For its first two big shows (Alpha House and Betas), Amazon released episodes weekly, though Amazon programming chief Roy Price told Vulture last spring that he’d be open to a Netflix-style binge-friendly rollout. By releasing episodes all at once, Amazon is hoping to make the Transparent release feel like an event (something its first two shows weren’t). It also means the show will be debuting just as the broadcast networks are releasing their new crop of programs during “premiere week,” making it easier for TV journalists to include Transparent in their fall previews.